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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • U.S. lawmakers press CDC chief over 'dangerous pattern' of lapses

    CDC resumes tuberculosis lab transfers halted after anthrax mishap
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday lifted a moratorium on transfers of inactivated materials from its clinical tuberculosis laboratory, after a bioterror lab mishap last month potentially exposed workers to live...
  • Here's why you have to refrigerate eggs in the U.S. but not in Europe

    Here's why you have to refrigerate eggs in the U.S. but not in Europe
    Europeans store their eggs at room temperature, while Americans refrigerate them. This is something that inspires some American tourists on their return home to adapt a more Continental attitude to the storage of eggs. Bad idea. Though keeping eggs at...
  • BLT costs harder to swallow with U.S. pig virus, drought

    BLT costs harder to swallow with U.S. pig virus, drought
    The cost to produce a BLT, America's favorite summer sandwich, hit a record high of $1.65 in May and will continue to take a bigger bite out of wallets in the coming months, given a pig virus that has ramped up bacon prices and drought-stricken salad...
  • Our unwanted 'deserts'

    Convenient access to fresh fruit and vegetables certainly isn't right, but it shouldn't be a luxury either. The health effects of a diet absent these ingredients are abysmal, and places considered "food deserts" report high rates of obesity,...
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds local producers of acreage report deadline

    The deadline is quickly approaching for agricultural producers to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Northampton/Lehigh/Carbon/Monroe county Farm Service Agency required that planted acres be reported by...
  • Fitness Files: The American way may shock you

    Haunting the nonfiction aisle at Newport Beach's libraries, I discover topics I never knew interested me — early submariners, distance swimmers, psychopaths, John Wilkes Booth's escape, beating Las Vegas casinos, venturesome entrepreneurs. My...
  • City, county expand summer free meal programs

    City, county expand summer free meal programs
    When school lets out for the summer, many children lose access to free and reduced-price meals. In the past two weeks, Baltimore County and City both ramped up their efforts to feed these children, who account for eighty-four percent of students in...
  • Nature's dying migrant worker

    SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, Calif. On a cool January day in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Steve Ellis culled his sick bees. The only sounds were their steady buzz and the chuffing of the smoker he used to keep them calm as he opened the hives, one...
  • Rare bumblebee rebounding? Sightings create hopeful buzz

    SEATTLE For Will Peterman, the first thrill was spotting a rare, Western bumblebee north of Seattle last summer. The second was when the calls and emails started rolling in. Once abundant throughout the Western United States, the bumblebee with the...
  • Ash baseball bats endangered by insects, rise of maple

    AKELEY, Pa. The bats Ted Williams demanded, with their 25 growth rings per inch, came from the Allegheny Mountain forests that unfurl in all directions from this flyspeck Warren County town. So did the wide-grain models Pete Rose preferred and Dick Allen'...
  • School vending machines ditch Oreos, Fritos for 'smart snacks'

    School vending machines ditch Oreos, Fritos for 'smart snacks'
    The school vending machine is no longer an easy place to satisfy a snack craving. Under new national nutritional guidelines that kick in Tuesday, schools that are part of the national school lunch program can no longer sell treats such as Oreos and...